[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #913: Support running a storage node per drive easily

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Mon Jan 18 04:56:24 UTC 2010

#913: Support running a storage node per drive easily
 Reporter:  davidsarah   |           Owner:  nobody   
     Type:  enhancement  |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major        |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  unknown      |         Version:  1.5.0    
 Keywords:  usability    |   Launchpad_bug:           

Comment(by qwasty):

 Yes, that's why I mention it. Since Tahoe is already technically capable
 of this, I think it's the application that will put Tahoe on the map. I
 would do it myself, but I'm on windows, and these things are a pain on
 windows. A layer of automation is exactly what I need, as well as out-of-
 the-box functionality.

 I've been following Tahoe development for quite some time now, but I've
 had difficulty making it work. It's partly laziness, since I have the
 ability to figure it out if I really want to, but since what I'd really
 like to do is tell the world that they can use Tahoe, I don't want to put
 too much more effort into getting it to work than "they" are likely to

 Then again, I'd put the effort in for personal reasons so I can have my
 own system running, but I simply haven't had the time...So, if this is
 going to become a reality - and the blockbuster application Tahoe needs to
 get noticed - it's going to have to be easier to use on windows.

 I suspect that it may not require the effort I've put into it so far, if
 only the documentation were better, but I'm not sure about that, since I
 wasn't successful in the few days of effort I put into it. I used the
 allmydata.com client on windows, which differs in sparsely documented ways
 from the "main" *nix version.

 This final bit of polish needed to pull this off would also make it
 possible to swap my drive space for remote drive space in either the
 volunteer pool, or the allmydata.com pool. I'm not sure how the economics
 of that will work out, but it's still worth mentioning as an example of
 emergent applications of this technology once it's more accessible to
 people who may want to do novel things with it, but who don't want to fuss
 over the details of Tahoe technology.

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/913#comment:3>
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